March 19, 2013 – 4:35 am

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Fillmore West Closing Night 1971 [no label, 1CD]

Night 5 of Closing The Fillmore West Week. Live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA; July 4, 1971. Very good to excellent radio broadcast?

Before the last song, Keep On Chooglin’, John Fogerty said: “This is our three-year anniversary playing the Fillmore… The very first time was the 4th of July 1968 when we closed out the old Fillmore. A little later we closed the Avalon down… so we like to make a habit of showing up in the end.”

Thanks to grner1 who shared this in 2005.

grner1’s notes:

Lineage unknown but a lot of effort was made to locate the best possible circulating source. Probably from KSAN-FM broadcast… This version is completely unedited. A few minor dropouts and transient noises were removed with Pro Tools.

The following comments were made at Dime:

markbrow: “It’s a ‘71 direct-to-two-track SB recording.”

mrmagicmark: “Although this dead horse has been beaten already, I can’t resist confirming that this gig was introduced as “CCR’s debut as a trio”. I know because I was there that night!! (Dang, I’m old!!)” noted:

With the exception of two obscurities - It Came Out Of The Sky and Door To Door - this set is overflowing with CCR’s most memorable hits, with material from their two strongest albums, Willy & The Poor Boys and Cosmo’s Factory, being heavily represented. One couldn’t wish for more from a Creedence set, and John Fogerty is in great form, playing all the guitar parts and belting out lyrics with both power and conviction.

And thanks to killerwolf13 for the artwork.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. intro before first song 1:48 (3.0MB)
Track 02. Born On The Bayou 5:23 (9.0MB)
Track 03. Green River 3:55 (6.6MB)
Track 04. It Came Out Of The Sky 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 05. Door To Door 3:25 (5.7MB)
Track 06. Travelin’ Band 3:31 (5.9MB)
Track 07. Fortunate Son 2:21 (4.0MB)
Track 08. Commotion 4:13 (7.1MB)
Track 09. Lodi 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 10. Bad Moon Rising 2:11 (3.7MB)
Track 11. KSAN station ID 0:07 (189k)
Track 12. Proud Mary 4:09 (7.0MB)
Track 13. Up Around The Bend 3:33 (6.0MB)
Track 14. Hey, Tonight 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 15. Sweet Hitchhiker 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 16. John Fogerty talks about Fillmore West closing night 0:33 (930k)
Track 17. Keep On Chooglin’ 9:53 (16.6MB)
Track 18. Bill Graham outro 0:49 (1.4MB)

John Fogerty - guitar, lead vocals
Stu Cook - bass
Doug Clifford - drums
(Tom Fogerty had left the band by February 1971.)

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  2. Audience recording

    By Timmy on Mar 19, 2013

  3. This may be the best “circulating source”, but the wolfgangs vault version, even at 128kbps, sounds clearer than this. They simply must come from the same original source, as the remaining dropouts are in the same places on both recordings. Let’s just say that Bill’s crew and equipment weren’t the best nor the worst, and set ups for radio broadcasts weren’t either.

    By 4yrsnojob on Mar 19, 2013

  4. I never was a fan of CCR, but that’s a hot performance!

    By Tony on Mar 19, 2013

  5. the station id is from a subsequent brdcst of the performance. the show itself was not brdcst as it happened. the closing of the fillmore east was brdcst as it happened. in fact all 3 rock stations in nyc aired that final nite. wpix wplj and wnew. but in sf the final nite was not aired live on the radio and many of the supposed sbd recordings are not in fact sbd. there have been radio stations that have aired rare live recordings such as this one over the years when the quality of the tapes were good enough. ksan is one of those great stations that would do this. in ny this sort of thing wouldnt get done by the higher up stations as often as stations like wbai or wfuv but there are cases where it might happen over nite when they didnt think anyone was paying too much attention.
    wanna hear the difference between this and a sndbrd ccr show? compare this to royal albert hall 4-15-70 or oakland 1-31-70. there are enough ccr shows out there that are recorded off the sbd or fm that realizing the difference shouldnt be that difficult. either way tho.. this is a killer show. if all audience recordings sounded this good.. i know id be happy as a clam. who wouldnt? hell.. if some sbd shows sounded this good id be happy. ha!!

    By darth on Mar 19, 2013

  6. Who is the lead vocalist on “Door To Door”?
    Was that ever released on a studio album?

    By Timmy on Mar 19, 2013

  7. timmy.stu cook-mardi gras

    By paul on Mar 20, 2013

  8. this is great fun , I wish Run through the Jungle, and Susie-Q were here.
    I remember when I first bought the 45 single of susie-q and you had to turn it over to hear the complete song.
    Sky Pilot by the Animals, and Spoonful by Cream were also like that on 45`s, you had to flip them over..
    Thanks big-o.

    By sluggo on Mar 20, 2013

  9. Nice offer BigO - Anyone know if they ever performed “Effigy” live?

    By Ham Sammy on Mar 20, 2013

  10. hey bigo, thanks! i always liked ccr. i had the lp’s growing up.

    i have oakland 1.31.70. not sure if the link is still good, but i got it from hrc last june. i also got all three john fogerty shows you offered and i didn’t get the fantasy studios show you offered. it’s missing two songs.

    a couple song corrections: it’s hey tonight no comma and sweet hitch-hiker. i looked at the original lp’s on ebay. as far as i can tell, the rest are correct.

    shows i’m looking for maybe you could offer:

    the cult and jane’s addiction-schaeffer eye center crawfish boil, b’ham, al 5.4.12 (somebody had to tape both shows) and boc-chameleon club show i posted a link for last time. thanks.


    By Ed Saad on Mar 20, 2013

  11. darth says..i know id be happy as a clam. who wouldnt?

    how happy is a clam you clamidiot?

    By clamidiot on Mar 20, 2013

  12. I guess clams could be happy in some remote way.

    By datdemdar on Mar 21, 2013

  13. I guess clams could be happy in some remote way.

    its anthropomorphic at best.

    By clamidiot on Mar 21, 2013

  14. I remember the first time I heard this show - I thought “I guess Tom Fogerty wasn’t the secret weapon after all!” John Fogerty in his prime was a force to be reckoned with.

    By Jeremy Shatan on Mar 21, 2013

  15. CCR was a hot 3-piece! In their heyday, I remember their M.O. - contrary to the prevailing ethic of San Fran jam bands - was to duplicate the records as closely as possible. For J.Fogerty, that was the perfection sought. It was also a disappointment to those of us that wanted that “something extra” at a live concert. Anyway, w/o Tom, they seemed to have to work harder and push more and fill in and add those little bits that make it a live show more more rewarding.

    By lowendbill on Mar 21, 2013

  16. I’m just wondering why the cover art shows all 4 members if they were already down to 3 when this was recorded?

    By Rod Parkes on Mar 21, 2013

  17. I’m just wondering why the cover art shows all 4 members if they were already down to 3 when this was recorded?

    because bootleggers like darth are not very good at fact checking.

    By there is no darth on Mar 21, 2013

  18. i didnt make the cover.

    By darth on Mar 22, 2013

  19. So you owe darth an apology. But don’t worry about it. We all know it takes more character to apologize for cheap shots them to make ‘em.

    By lowendbill on Mar 22, 2013

  20. “i didnt make the cover.”

    no one said u did. if u did it would be in storage. shut up gob shite.

    By barth on Mar 22, 2013

  21. can`t apologize to someone that doesn`t exist.
    there is no darth
    maybe there is no lowendbill either.

    By there is no darth on Mar 22, 2013

  22. Thanks again for validating my point.

    By lowendbill on Mar 22, 2013


    By DROPKICK SARGE on Mar 22, 2013

  24. mind numbing isnt it?

    By darth on Mar 23, 2013

  25. mind numbing isnt it?

    By DROPKICK SARGE on Mar 23, 2013

  26. somebody sure like the mouldy oldies.

    By bootleg princess on Mar 25, 2013

  27. Hi Timmy
    The lead vocalist on “Door To Door” is the bass player Stu Cook, the song as released track from the studio album “Mardi Grass”, the last one from the band.

    By DJ Gato on Jun 10, 2013

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